Jayalalitha Biography :
|DOB||Feb 24, 1948|
|Died||5 December 2016 (aged 68)|
|Place of Birth||Mandya district, Mysore, Karnataka|
|Profession before joining politics||Film Actress|
|Achievements||The International Human Rights Defense Committee awarded her with the Golden Star of Honour and Dignity Award in 2004.|
Jayalalithaa an indian and then politician. She was a six-times CM of Tamil Nadu. She held the distinction for being the second CM of Tamil Nadu. Her followers refer to her as “AMMA” and “Puratchi Thalaivi” meaning revolutionary leader.
Jayalalitha’s Personal background:
Jayalalithaa was born in Mysore (now in the state of Karnataka) at a place called Melukote on 24 February 1948. She hailed from a Tamil Iyengar family. Her father Jayaram, a lawyer by profession, passed away when she was just two years old. Consequently, Jayalalitha and her brother Jayakumar had to shift to Bangalore along with their mother. Her mother, Vedavathi, started working in Tamil cinema with the screen name of Sandhya.
Jayalalitha completed her schooling from Bishop Cotton Girls’ High School, Chennai, and Sacred Heart Matriculation School in chennai. She was a very good student and received scholarship for higher studies from the Government of India after completing her matriculation in 1964. She started her career in film industry after that. As an actress she worked in different languages like Hindi, Kannda, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam.
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